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LIFEZETTE: GOP smashing past early voting performance


screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-6-51-08-amTim Albrecht, an Iowa-based Republican pollster and political consultant, said he has never seen the GOP so engaged at all levels in the Hawkeye State.

“Republicans are almost at 100 percent of where we were in 2012 in terms of requests [for absentee ballots]. Our people are more fired up than Democrats,” he said. “Republicans always close strong in Iowa, and this year will be no exception.”

The key will be holding the Democratic advantage in early voting to a minimum, Albrecht said.

“Anything less than 70,000 is a net win for us,” he said.

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